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it seems too early to talk p holiday deals and holiday shopping, pu it's never too early to talk about the discounts. we have advice on how to haggle online. plus a treasure ur discovered a possible fortune and now an incredible terrorist to this story and it has -- an incredible twist to this story and it has a baltimore tie. >>reporter: the o's plan to wrap up their home series on the improbable 2012 major league season. >> so charley crowson out live this morning. he's been out there all morning long, sometimes with an
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umbrella, sometimes not. so lynette charles will let you know if you need yours today and, lauren cook, you said the rain has definitely been an issue on the roads. >>reporter: the rain and the fog, it's leading to a lot of reduced visibility. slow down and please be extra careful. hopefully it'll clear up soon. >> what's going on this weekend with the buckle up rallies and the baltimore orioles game, the book festival. >> rub it in, megan. let me show you what's going on right now. maryland's most powerful radar still picking up on some showers, but we are beginning to dry out back across the western shore and even points further to the west, so that's going to be the trend for a while. and then we'll begin to see more rain possibly moving into the picture. so chestertown right now, rock hall, centreville getting in on the heavier rainfall across the area this morning. temperatures are still mild, 65 degrees from churchville to camp springs. we do have 100% humidity, so dealing with some patchy fog across the area. let's get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. gosh, we have the book
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festival, we have the greek festival at st. demetrius, a lot going on this weekend so hopefully the rain will hold off. unfortunately this morning we are dealing with several accidents. trouble in dplen burney, an accident on old west highway. if you are using 95 to get into the city, a crash right now along the southbound lanes at indicaten avenue. as we check out thed, the northwest corner of the beltway, traffic really starting to pick up here at old court road, but more significant delays as we travel down towards route 40. here's parkville, 695 nice and clear on the inner loop down towards 95, and the outer loop no problems getting up towards towson. that's a look at your abc 2 news time saver traffic. megan, over to you. times are tight, everyone is trying to save money, you want a deal, but you don't want to haggle. don't worry, there is a way you can do it without having to go through the bargains and the hassle of talking somebody into a lower deal. there are simple strategies that could save you some money. so renee marsh has more on these details that can score
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you some big savings. renee, tell us right now, what are they? >>reporter: i know, megan, i was wondering why are we just finding out about this strategy now, but it is a best-kept secret now being revealed. time magazine sharing this strategy with how people who shop online can save a buck, especially if you're going to be shopping this holiday season. so let's just say, for example, we're going to be online, we see something we like, portable dvd player, you know how this works, you add it to your cart there. once you add it to your cart, just leave it there, don't buy it just yet. walk away, so to speak, and then go to your e-mail inbox and check that. at some point you may receive a special offer for a discount from that very retailer. now, a lot of consumer experts say that they're beginning to realize that some retailers have been sending out these discount offers to customers who don't complete the sale. so the items left behind in the cart unpurchased, retailers
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look at that as a lost opportunity, so they send out these discount offers and reminders about those items that you left behind. and the intention is simply to give that consumer who may be on the fence for a certain item that extra nudge to make the purchase. so there you go. that's your tip. >> renee marsh reporting live for us this morning. great way to do that, keep it in the cart, see if you can get a deal. we'll check in with you at another time, but we always appreciate your reports. also this morning, earlier this month we told you about a virginia woman who found an expensive raymar painting at a flea market. she was going to auction it off, the auction was supposed to take place tomorrow. however, the reporter did a little digging, found the masterpiece may have been stolen six decades ago from the baltimore museum of art. right now the fbi is investigating. the auction for the painting is now on hold. a chance for you to get rid of your prescription drugs. they might be sitting around the house and you don't know what to do with them.
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tomorrow is national drug takeback day. so from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon, you can drop off any unused prescription drugs. and by doing so, you can help prevent drug abuse and theft. if you'd like to find out information in your area, where they're going to be collecting this in your county, all you have to do is head to the d.e.a.'s website, put in your zip code and they'll get it for you. drivers on a georgia highway could not believe their eyes. take a look and you'll see why. they saw a man driving and on the hood of his car a woman, it was his girlfriend. so you can imagine there were a lot of calls to 911 about this incident. jonathan salla and he says he was the one driving, his girlfriend, her name is lydia amu. they got into a fight. when he tried to leave, she hopped on the hood of the car and said she wasn't budging. he took off and went on the interstate, traveling speeds up to 80 miles per hour. >> what this man is guilty of, if anything, is grotesque
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equityity. he's not guilty of a crime. >> salla was arrested. the judge let him out on bond. he is not allowed to go near his ex-girlfriend. stay with us this morning. checking the console of your car, peek in your wallet, you're going to want to, there's a winning megamillions ticket out there, the jackpot quarter million dollars. you better find that ticket because the deadline to claim that money is here. speaking of hot tickets, the hit broadway show, the musical coming to baltimore, "wicked" is coming next week. if you want a deal, we'll tell you how to get one just ahead. we're beginning to dry things out and the weekend is here. i'll tell you if the dry weather sticks around coming up. >>reporter: lynette, we are dealing with a crash on 95 in white marsh. i am tracking the delays and we'll have a complete time saver traffic report coming up. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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thanks for joining us this morning. you have the chance to catch the broadway hit musical "wicked" for a lot less. it's called the wicked lottery. all you have to do is enter your name at the theater 2 1/2 hours before any performance. you have 30 minutes to do so and then they draw names two hours before the show starts. if you win, you can get two orchestra seats to the show for just $25 each. so it's a pretty good deal. tomorrow is national coffee day, so we have good deals, and to mark the occasion, some businesses are going to be giving away free cups of coffee. mcdonald's started the week by giving away a free 12-ounce cup of coffee everyday and if you stop by a 7-11 anytime from 6:00 to 10:00 this morning, you can get a free large cup of coffee. now, unfortunately, starbuck's and dunkin donuts, if that's your favorite joe, they are not going to be serving up any free coffee, but there are plenty of free opportunities around town.
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it starts every year, a huge crowd gathers to celebrate something that can inspire us and take us to new places. we're talking about reading. we'll have more on the baltimore book festival when we come back. there's an opportunity to get involved to cure a terrible disease that affects tens of thousands of people. we'll tell you how to get involved just ahead. and we have rain again this morning. i'll tell you if your weekend plans will include an umbrella coming up. >>reporter: well, lynette, traffic is really slowing down here on 695 at baltimore national pike, and we are dealing with two accidents out on 95. i'm tracking the delays and we'll have your complete traffic report coming up on "good morning maryland." anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere.
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a west virginia casino spending a fortune...
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to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. we're 15 minutes away from 7:00. this is your abc 2 news to go, thanks for joining us, i'm megan pringle. we're going to first get things started with a check on your weather because you're probably going to head out the door pretty soon and you'll need that umbrella. >> yes, you do, megan, especially if you're headed over towards the eastern shore or coming out of your house from the eastern shore, you're getting in on some wet weather this morning. it's nasty out there, dealing with some patchy fog in a lot
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of spots. it is going to be reduced visibility time this morning with the rain and the fog. but we can see rain now, moderate in nature in chestertown and also churchill. all of this is sliding off towards the east. so as we go through the remainder of the morning, we're also going to be dealing with some slick roadways. you can see that now in bel aire. look at the fog across the area, plenty of low clouds this morning. and we can see the temperature on the mild side at 64 degrees in bel aire and cattensville coming in at 64 and 64 in sykesville. let's get a check now of abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning, lauren. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. in addition to the rain and fog, we are dealing with a lot of accidents. the main strubl spot is going to be 95 where there's a crash in white marsh right in the southbound lanes at the beltway. once you do get into the city, we're dealing with another crash that's just been confined to the shoulder of the southbound lanes. that's going to be right at catten avenue. if you're using the jfx to get into the city, there are no delays right now, but the beltway is not going to be the case. we're dealing with another
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accident on arbutis on the outer loop at 95. you are taking a look right now at the delays at liberty road. so you will want to expect a very slow ride from 795 all the way down to 95. and here's what the beltway looks like in parkville at hartford road. inner loop nice and clear down towards 95, but that outer loop, again, problematic here. it will be sluggish up towards towson. that's a look at your abc 2 news time saver traffic. megan, over to you. we're following some breaking news out of anne arundel county this morning. seven people have been displaced following a two-alarm fire at a mobile park. you're looking at a map of the area we're talking about. but more specifically it happened in lothian. it broke out before 4:00 this morning on 26b street. it started at one mobile home but quickly spread to the one next door. an elderly woman had to be rushed to the hospital. we're told that she is suffering this morning from smoke inhalation. we do have a crew on the scene right now. they're gathering all the video and all the information. as soon as we can get that to you, we will make it available either on the air or on
6:48 am when you're home during the day, the last thing that you expect is somebody to kick in your front door and break in. but it is indeed happening in howard county. and right now people are pretty nervous. abc 2 news' linda stow joins us with the details. this has happened a lot, right, linda, that's why they're so nervous? >>reporter: right. police know of at least 10 cases this week alone. investigators believe the same man is behind all of them. it appears the burglar is knocking on doors, and if someone answers, he acts like he's lost and is trying to find someone's house and then leaves. if no one is home, police say he kicks in the door and takes valuables. the burglar is striking during the late morning and early afternoon in ellicott city, colombia, elkridge, clarksville and woodbine. the string of daytime burglaries has people in those neighborhoods feeling a bit uneasy. >> why don't they just break the doors in, grab stuff and take other people's things? >>reporter: and people say you should deadbolt exterior doors and hide your valuables in places a burglar may not
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suspect. linda stow, abc 2 news. news time right now 6:48. election day just over a month away and tomorrow supporters of the maryland dream act are preparing to launch a campaign leading up until election day. they're going to be holding a news conference. it's happening at 11:00 today at the baltimore freedom academy library before they start, canvassing the neighborhoods around there. voters will decide whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to pay in-state tuition to public colleges and universities. they would have to graduate from a maryland high school and prove that their parents paid state income taxes in order to get these sort of breaks. if you're thinking about buying a house and you've got a lot of questions, obviously, you may want to check out housing matters. there's a mini fair that's happening tomorrow. it's happening in howard county with the housing association. they're hosting this event and it is basically to asend one building on stanford boulevard which is in colombia. so they are going to be going over all the basics of
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homeownership. it's a great place to get your questioned answered. there will also be real estate agents on hand, help you out, answer those questions you have. that fair, by the way, runs from 9:00 in the morning to 1:00 in the afternoon. after a well deserved day off, the orioles now, they are set for their final home series that's happening tonight with the boston red sox in town. and for the first time in more than a decade right now, the o's are looking to play a little longer into the month of october. charley crowson live this morning down at the park. and, charley, what is in store for fans because it's sort of a big fan celebration going on? >>reporter: this is the last home series of the year, megan, so it is the fan appreciation weekend from the baltimore orioles, thanking all those loyal fans who have stuck with the team. well, little did we know back in april this is going to be an improbable season and those o's fans are being thanked for their loyalty and they may get playoff baseball. because while the o's were off yesterday, they gained a half game on oakland for the top wildcard spot and gained a half
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game on the yankees for the a.l. division lead in the eastern division. so this thing is not over with six games left to play. and tonight the red sox do come calling here at camden yards. first pitch set for 7:05. it's student night, so students who show a valid i.d., they get a discounted ticket going into the upper deck. also there's going to be a fireworks display coming off after the game tonight with those red sox. but tomorrow is a huge day for the orioles because they're going to be honoring mr. oriole himself, brooks robinson with his bronze statue going up with the other five. that would be cal ripken, jr, also palmer, murray and robinson. their statues are already there. brooks is going up and that's going to be tomorrow afternoon, ceremony at 5:00. of course, the o's, they need to take care of business and do the winning that needs to be done so they can close the gap on new york and continue their playoff run. >> so many generations of fans are getting something out of this season. you know, we've got folks who have been orioles fans for
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their entire life, for 70 years, they can relive these great memories of these former players, but also enjoy the success on the field and certainly for the younger players -- for the younger fans, they're learning about these older players and what they've meant to the ball club. >>reporter: again, megan, that ceremony will be tomorrow night here at camden yards. the game is sold out. that ceremony will be at 5:00. then an on-the-field presentation for brooks right before the first pitch at 7:05. >> a lot going on there, charley. i don't mean to put you on the spot, i know saturday's game is sold out, what about sunday, any chance for tickets or will that be tough too? >>reporter: tickets available tonight and tickets also available come sunday. >> thanks so much and have fun out there. it's pretty exciting. time now for five things you may want to know as you head out the door this morning. october breast cancer awareness month and in harford county in honor of that historic concord point lighthouse and race, they are going to be lighting it pink. that ceremony starts at 7:00
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tonight. tomorrow hundreds of people will lace up their shoes for a walk through druid hill park and they will be taking part in the fifth annual walk for leupus. leupus is an auto immune disorder that can affect a patient's joints and organs. that kicks off at 3:00. it is world rabies day and health advocates in maryland and around the world will help raise awareness about rabies in humans and animals, about the best ways to prevent the infections, vaccinate your pets. today is the last day for whoever bought the megamillions winning ticket to claim the money. definitely check this out because the ticket was purchased back in march at a 7- 11 on beaver dam road in timonium. that ticket is worth $250,000. today is the last day. so go through those old tickets. nothing says fall like apples and apple cider, but those treats may come at a price this year and that's because of the drought we saw all over the country over the summer. experts do predict that the
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apple prices could quadruple and that's just one of the effects. but, lynette, we have been talking about this drought and the affect it's having on grocery shopping for a while now. >> exactly. the other day you were telling me about the bacon. >> everything. >> it's bad. so this rainfall that we saw yesterday, today, the day before that, we definitely need it. as we look at maryland's -- actually, the satellite and radar right now, we are dealing with rain, but it's starlgt to dry up a bit, so we are going to get a break behind that, but we are going to be seeing possibly some more showers working their way in here as we go into the afternoon. we look at mount airy right now, a dark mount airy, but we do have the clouds out there, things starting to dry up, but we will get a few peeks of sunshine as we head throughout the day. same thing in manchester this morning, it is dark, but we are dealing with some dry weather. again, some more sunshine will begin to push in as we go throughout the afternoon. look at the temperatures, we are basically in the 60s everywhere this morning, so you don't need that jacket. future trend not picking up on a whole lot, but i will still keep a chance in on the eastern shore as we go to 3:00, 4:00
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and as we go through this evening, still another chance that the game could bewet, but we also are going to be seeing plenty of sunshine building in as we go into your saturday. but for today temperature coming in right around 79 degrees, and then tonight's game looks like this, a shower is possible. it will not be a washout by any means. the winds out of the west at about five to 10 miles an hour, and the seven-day forecast brings dryer weather by monday. let's get a check of that traffic now with lauren. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. we are dealing with accidents on 95. there's trouble in white marsh where there's a crash right along the southbound lanes at 695. and once you do get into the city, watch out for another accident right along the shoulder of the southbound lanes at kateen avenue. out on the beltway, we do have an accident in arbutis, it's on the outer loop there at 95. so definitely watch out for that. as we check in and take a live look at liberty road, you'll notice the outer loop just crawling right now. no relief in towson. there's another accident on the inner loop at 83. and here's what the beltway looks like in parkville at
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hartford road. you are looking at a very slow ride on the outer loop up towards 83. it is all about the books this weekend in mount vernon. the baltimore book festival starts at noon today. it includes three days of book signings, panel discussions, even cooking demonstrations. keep that in mind. baltimore book festival going on in mount vernon. before we go, we have to show you, lauren is in the process of getting all duded up. check it out. buckle up. i don't know if you guys know about this, but there's a local company, they're in maryland, they are called eye black, so go to, a closeup right there. and special ones just for everything that's going on with the orioles and so they have a website and they will customize them for you. they even do pink ones for breast cancer, so, again, a maryland company doing it. you look good. >>reporter: i think you should use these during the whole show on monday. >> i kind of feel like it too. speaking of, instead we're going to go out and eat cupcakes. >> yay. >> thanks to chris cunningham. >> he's here in the studio.
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he made them himself. how about that? with his friend duncan hines. we're going to head to new york, eat some cupcakes. happy friday. see you in about 30 minutes. >> go orioles. okay, what'ya havin?
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i'll have the build your own burger with a... sunny-side up egg, jack cheese, jill.
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